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Arran Aromatics show bottle with fantastic gesture

Posted on 31 Mar 2020

CARE staff have thanked a local business for keeping them and vulnerable elderly residents safe during the CONVID-19 crisis.

 Arran Aromatics stepped forward to help when they heard there was a shortage of bottles for dispensing hand gel to staff.

The company initially provided 10 bottles to Montrose House on the island, along with a huge box of soap and a pump to transfer the gel from big five litre bottles to the smaller ones they had supplied.

 But within 24 hours, when they realised that more was needed to help out across North Ayrshire, they provided another 500 bottles. All free of charge.

 Morven Ross-Bain, manager at Montrose House, said: “We can’t thank Arran Aromatics enough for this wonderful gesture.

 “We had the gel but getting it from the massive bottles to our hands was a bit of an issue. I contacted Duncan at Arran Aromatics – and he couldn’t have been more helpful.

“Nothing was too much trouble and they had supplied the smaller bottles, pump and collection of soap by the next day. They then decided to help out even more and their donation of 500 bottles will really help out the service and keep staff and vulnerable residents across North Ayrshire safe.”

Councillor Robert Foster, Cabinet Member for the Health and Social Care Partnership, added “It’s times like these that bring out the best in people and Arran Aromatics have really stepped up to help what is an invaluable service to vulnerable people across North Ayrshire.

“Throughout the coming weeks, we are all going to have to pull together and help each other out. If we do that, and follow the advice given by public health experts, then we can overcome this.”

 Duncan Russell, of Arran Aromatics, said: “As an Arran firm, we know just what an amazing service Montrose House provide so were only too happy to help them out.

“We felt we could do even more and that’s why we provided the 500 bottles for the Care at Home service. If we can provide further help we will.”